Testimonials

Selected Plans and Planning after consulting 3 Architects and assessing what they could provide. Phil proved to be an excellent choice. From his first visit, he quickly understood what we were trying to do with our proposed extension. He then used appropriate technology to provide plans that we could easily see and comment on online without having to wait for paper copies together with helpful comments and suggestions at each stage of the process. This ultimately resulted in the delivery of a set of fully approved plans. He has provided a thorough and comprehensive service throughout the process. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking to set out on the journey of adding any extension to their property and requiring a professional planning service.

Bruce Taylor
Rear Extension in Cheadle

I first came across Phil’s work when visiting a potential building contractor and was immensely impressed with the level of detail contained in the working drawings. At the first opportunity I invited Phil to visit the project and he immediately put me at ease with his knowledge and offered endless suggestions and most welcome cost saving ideas. The drawings were accurate, on time and realistically priced and reflected exactly what we had asked for. Going the extra mile Phil recommended a contractor for us to consider at tender and we ultimately chose the contractor and the result is excellent. Great job all round

Mike and Sally Kennedy
Old Telephone Exchange

Phil After researching a number of local Architectural Practices, we are now delighted that we chose to work with Plans and Planning. This is certainly due to the approach you took in the first instance, and not least because you quickly understood our family needs and this was borne in mind throughout the project. The use of 3D plans and visuals made the initial and final plans come alive. The ability for us to communicate with you and make requests for changes online made the entire process very efficient and ultimately successful. Overall you have delivered exactly what we wanted within a clear and appropriate budget and would certainly recommend you to our friends. Thank you again !

Nick Tomlinson
Large home in Wilmslow

As I work in the construction industry I am used to working with building drawings, however I found the quality of the plans from Plans & Planning to be exceptional both in clarity and detail. The service was also first class with a speedy response and details arrived on time – as promised. I am sure the professional presentation helped with a planning application for a large extension that was beyond normal permitted development, and I have no hesitation in recommending this company to prospective clients. Bob Moody Operations Manager Hillcrest Homes Ltd

Bob Moody
Extend in the Green Belt

Hi Phillip, We have been delighted with your work and the house looks brilliant. We would highly recommend you to everyone for your ideas and your ability to listen to exactly what we wanted. Many thanks once again for all your help and advice. Marcia Marcia Halpern

Marcia Halpern
Carwood Rd

As we have now successfully completed our extension project, I would just like to thank you for the quality and professional service you provided. Our contractors were very impressed with the detail provided on the plans you delivered and I appreciated the manner in which you handled the limited unforeseen changes that had to be made during the build. Best Regards Chris

Chris Banfield
Rear sun room

Dear Philip, It was nice to see you and your wife the other day. We decided to build an extension on the side of the house and wanted to find an architect whom we could trust. We invited five architects to the house to offer their services. What was immediately apparent was that Philip Kirk was head and shoulders above the other four. We, therefore, chose him. On his first visit after we gave him the work, Philip proved his skill by drawing the entire house on his computer so that it could be rotated and looked at from different points of view. He took my instructions and produced a clear plan. When this was rejected by the Planning Authorities on a technicality, he redesigned it to get it passed. He had to explain things to me as I had never done anything like this before and I needed his clear explanations. He always answered my e-mails within a couple of days, often sooner. He completed his work efficiently and with great clarity. The plans were excellent and the builders were able to interpret them to achieve an excellent result. I would recommend Philip with the proviso that if you have never done anything like this before you ask him lots of questions and be sure to keep a record of his answers as I am sure I asked him the same question more than once. You can be confident that he will produce excellent plans and help guide you through planning. Best Regards Chris

Dr. John Casson
Sun Room and Sauna

Overall: Very satisfied with your work, and met the goal of achieving building regs approval with relatively little fuss Strengths Professional approach, and clearly laid out quotation. You listened well to our needs and provided good suggestions for the plans during the initial phase, especially with regards to what planning considerations would be taken into account by the council. The interactive website really helped us visualise the end result and we were impressed by how responsive you were in amending/revising the drawings. Overall, the planning phase went very smoothly, and you explained the process to us in a way that we could understand, which was well received. The other positive aspect was the availability of hard copies of the plans and offer to provide pdf’s to prospective builders. Good customer service. Considerations for future projects Building regs phase seemed to take longer than anticipated, in part because we were thinking too far ahead at detailed specification level, whereas we now understand that this is not relevant to the building regs process. This seemed to result in confusion on our side, and some frustration for you. Maybe a face to face meeting at that stage would have helped resolve this issue quicker than bouncing emails and calls, and enable the application to be submitted sooner. The building regs application itself stalled as Cheshire East had sent an internal memo to Stockport Council recommending approval, but this was not acted upon until I phoned them up myself. That said I understand that this is more of a bandwidth issue at the council rather than a reflection of the work made by yourself, but maybe something to watch for on future projects Again, overall we were very satisfied with your efforts and the successful outcome of this phase of the project.

Ian Kennedy
Cranleigh Drive Stockport Re-Model

Phil has provided us with a first-rate service and helped us to navigate through the planning and building control processes. He provided invaluable advice and tips that helped us to decide the best design for our project. Phil’s drawings, both at the planning and building control stages, were of the highest quality – using a 3D design package that produced photorealistic drawings, enabling us to visualise the finished project. The detailed notes and specifications included in the drawings meant that builders could provide accurate quotations that could be compared on a like-for-like basis. All in all, a high-quality service at a very reasonable price. Mr & Mrs Woods, Cheadle Hulme

Clive Woods
Remodel and Extend in Cheadle Hulme

Hi Phil Your design has been planned to carefully match the brief we gave you. We are pleased with how the layout maximises the use of space and light and feel that your plans clearly illustrate the functionality and usability of the new design. Anne Bowler

Anne Bowler
Compstall Rd Romiley

We would like to thank you for your professionalism and attention to details during the project to convert our barn. Your always prompt replies and clear explanations gave us a great deal of confidence throughout the process from design to gain planning permission and construction. We would certainly recommend you to anyone who wants to do any building work in the house. Luciano G. Nardo, MD MRCOG

Luciano Nardo
Barn Conversion Mobberely

Phil offers a fantastic planning service offering insights and advice to enhance your home. Throughout the planning process, Phil is approachable and adaptable when changes are required and takes the headache of dealing with the Local Authority planning department away. I have no hesitation in recommending Phil when considering improving your home. Mandy Fazelania – Bollin Hill, Wilmslow

Mandy Fazelania
Re-model in Wilmslow

Hi Phil Thanks for all the work you have done it has been a pleasure working with you everything we have asked for you have delivered on time and to an exceptional quality would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who undertakes building works they can feel free to contact me and see work done

Chris Arnold
Warrington

We are very happy to recommend you to anyone else who is considering planning work based on your professionalism and excellent contact

Angela Lloyd
Mostyn

Working with Phil is easy and stress-free. His relaxed style and knowledge together with his software mean that ideas are developed in partnership and fully understood by everyone. It was always easy to talk to him and we never felt under any pressure to make a decision before we were happy with the concepts and drawings.

Brian Heap
Underground Garage

Phil at Plans and Planning provided an excellent service seeing my project’s contemporary and non-standard design through to a viable technical solution and ultimate building regulations approval. He paid close attention to the family’s requirements and was speedy in the production of his plans, which were accurate and high quality. I know I can now approach potential builders with confidence that my plans are capable of being delivered.

Paul Feehily
Google Review

I can 100% recommend Phil. He was very responsive, quick to help and did the design work and planning all very quickly. I would use him again without hesitation. I have a summer house and a extended driveway designed and planning done by Phil on an area that is a conservation area, so not straight forward.

David Barton
Google Review

I engaged the services of Philip Kirk having seen three other architects first. He was recommended by a friend. Some architects will patronise you or attempt to foist their own design solution on you without listening to your objectives. Philip explored our ideas and where they were vague gave options. He kept me informed throughout the process. He has some impressive software which enabled him to reshape the design in front of me to accommodate changes. He provided a floor plan, still images and a video which enabled me to "walk through" the new accommodation. My project involved extending and remodelling my house. I have no hesitation in recommending Philip Kirk (Plans and Planning).

joanna lavelle
Google Review

I have used Phil at plans & planning for numerous projects since 2014. He has huge amount of knowledge and experience dealing with any type of residential extensions and new build properties. I have recently used Phil in gaining planning permission for a new build house in Prestbury and he helped me with every detail from start to finish. I highly recommend Plans & Planning to everyone.

Pardip SINGH
Google Review

HI Phil Just thought I d drop you a quick line following completion of work on this project. Phil at Plans and Planning was recommended to us by the estate agent. He provided us with great advice as to what might be possible with our new home and then completed the design and planning application within 2 weeks. Consent arrived, on budget and on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Plans and Planning or in using them again in the future. Many thanks once again for all your help. Kind regards

Alan Harrison
Google Review

I used P Kirk @ P&P to produce the Planning Drawings for my 2 storey side and front extension in Hartford, following a recommendation from a work colleague who had used P&P. The level of service is superb, drawings and structural details are provided in 3D visualisations which are superb. I would fully recommend them for the production of planning and builder's drawings.

Fergal
Google Review

Recently used Phil at Plans and Planning on two concurrent projects in Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme. From the first telephone contact right through to the end of the planning process Phil has been extremely helpful, professional and always on time with his responses. The proof is always in the pudding and the two designs Phil created from our initial face-to-face meetings for a total refurb of a house my daughter bought in CH and an open living space/kitchen extension in my house in Bramhall gave us exactly what we wanted and envisaged. Its always difficult for somebody to listen to your requirements and turn them into a workable plan but Phil managed exactly that on both projects. Two design projects with no hassle....all within a tight time frame. I would have no hesitation in recommending Phil and Plans & Planning

Tony Oconnor
Google Review

My husband and I recently used plans and planning for a proposed extension to our family home . We have found Philip to be extremely knowledgable and professional . A difficult Project to pass through planning was achieved due to Philips professionalism and ability to realise our vision within the constraints of local planning . I would have no hesitation in recommending Plans and planning to any of my friends or family .

caroline carysforth
Google Review

Philip took our design brief and turned it into a great design that met all of our requirements. The level of detail on the plans was also extremely useful for our builder, to build it exactly to specifications, without needing any additional info.

Lee Stretton
Google Review

I used Philip to create a design for my house extension, I found Philip to be very thorough, quick and created a large 180sqm extension to our home which ticked all of our criteria plus it passed planning application first time! Quality service and prompt! Thanks again 👍🏻👍🏻

Adrian Toothless
Google Review

I have used Plans and Planning on a couple of projects and would wholeheartedly recommend Plans and Planning for any scheme, large or small. I found Philip to be both knowledgeable and helpful at all stages of the process and I found he made everything as painless as possible .

Neil Harrison
Google Review

We have worked with Phil for many years on multiple projects and have we hold him in the highest regard, not only for the client experience, but also his speed, efficiency and communication during the process. A great choice.

ed kershaw
Google Review

A truly great service, extremely helpful and supportive through the whole process. All the contractors who quoted for the project commented on the qulaity and detail of the drawings/information provided by Phil.

HIV Research Trust
Google Review

Philip has been nothing but professional, great to deal with and listened to exactly what we wanted. I would recommend him to anyone

Joanne Tanswell
Google Review

I found Phil Kirk to be friendly and approachable. He listened to what we were after and his knowledge and enthusiasm for his trade was very evident.

Graeme Brown
Google Review

Although I didn't continue on with my plans, Phil was quick to reply to my message and available for queries.

Paul Wiseman
Google Review